Marcus Mariota

Marcus Ardel Taulauniu Mariota[1][2][3] (born October 30, 1993) is an American football quarterback for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Titans second overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon, where he was the starting quarterback from 2012 to 2014. As a junior in 2014, Mariota became the first University of Oregon player, as well as the first Hawaii-born athlete, to win the Heisman Trophy.

Marcus Mariota
refer to caption
Mariota with the Tennessee Titans in 2018
No. 8 – Tennessee Titans
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born:October 30, 1993 (age 25)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school:Saint Louis School
(Honolulu, Hawaii)
College:Oregon
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
TDINT:69–42
Passing yards:12,004
Completion percentage:63.2
Passer rating:89.4
Rushing yards:1,270
Rushing touchdowns:11
Player stats at NFL.com

Early life

Marcus Ardel Taulauniu Mariota[1][2][3] was born in Honolulu on October 30, 1993 to Alana Deppe-Mariota and Toa Mariota; he is of Samoan descent on his father's side and German descent on his mother's side. He grew up admiring the quarterback play of fellow Samoan Jeremiah Masoli, who was also a standout quarterback at the Saint Louis School and the University of Oregon.[4] Mariota describes himself as a dedicated Christian.[5] Mariota has a younger brother Matt who also plays football.[6]

Mariota attended the Saint Louis School in Honolulu, where he was a two-sport star in football and track.[7] In football, he was relatively unknown until late in his high school career due to not starting until his senior season.[8] As a senior, he helped lead St. Louis to an 11–1 record and the state title while being named PrepStar Magazine All-West Region and Interscholastic League of Honolulu Offensive Player of the Year.[9] Mariota threw for 2,597 yards on 165-of-225 passing attempts (64.7%), including 32 touchdowns against only five interceptions. He also rushed the ball 60 times for 455 yards (7.6 yards per carry) and seven touchdowns.[10] Mariota was named to the NUC All World Game alongside eventual 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.[11]

Also a standout track and field athlete, Mariota was a state track qualifier in the sprinting and jumping events.[12] At the 2010 National Underclassman Combine, he won the camp's "Fastest Man" and "Combine King" awards after running a 4.48-second 40-yard dash. At the 2011 HHSAA T&F Championships, he earned fourth-place finishes in both the 200-meter dash (23.41 s) and the long jump (20 ft, 7 in), while also placing tenth in the 100-meter dash event at 11.63 seconds. He also ran the second leg on the St. Louis 4 × 100 m relay squad, helping them capture the state title with a time of 42.83 seconds.[13]

High school awards and honors

Recruitment

Mariota attended an Oregon football camp in the summer of 2010, which allowed Mark Helfrich, Oregon's then offensive coordinator, to be one of the first recruiters to discover Mariota.[8] After the camp, Helfrich visited Mariota in Hawaii to watch the somewhat unrecognized quarterback practice going into his senior season.[18] Helfrich called Chip Kelly during the visit and they made the decision to immediately offer Mariota a scholarship, despite never starting a varsity game.[18]

After his senior season, he was rated the No. 2 recruiting prospect in the state of Hawaii and No. 12 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com.[19] He was recruited by the Oregon Ducks, Hawaii, Memphis, Utah, Oregon State, Washington, Arizona, Notre Dame, UCLA, and USC but was only offered a scholarship by Memphis and Oregon.[20]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Marcus Mariota
QB
Honolulu, Hawaii Saint Louis School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 211 lb (96 kg) 4.5 Oct 30, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3 stars
   Rivals:
3 stars
   247Sports:
3 stars
   ESPN:
2 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 24 (QB)   Rivals: 24 (QB)  ESPN: 71 (QB)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Oregon Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  • "2011 Oregon Football Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
  • "2011 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 14, 2011.

College career

2012 season

Marcus Mariota vs. USC
Mariota against the USC Trojans in 2012

After redshirting the 2011 season, Mariota was showcased in 2012 as the first freshman to start a season opener for the Ducks in 22 seasons.[21] He helped lead Oregon to a 12–1 record and the No. 2 final season ranking while being named Pac-12 All-Conference 1st Team, Pac-12 Freshman Offensive Player of the Year, and earning the 2013 Fiesta Bowl Offensive MVP Award as he guided the Ducks to a 35–17 victory over #5 Kansas State.[22][23]

Starting in all 13 games, Mariota threw for 2,677 yards on 230-of-336 passing attempts (68.5%), including 32 touchdowns against only six interceptions. He also rushed the ball 106 times for 752 yards (7.1 yards per carry) and five touchdowns.[24] His athletic versatility was exhibited against Arizona State,[25] when he caught a touchdown pass, threw a touchdown pass, and then ran for an 86-yard touchdown, achieving all three scores with 12 minutes still left in first half.[26]

2013 season

Mariota earned Pac-12 All-Conference 1st Team honors for the second consecutive year[27] after setting a Pac-12 record from the end of the 2012 season into the 2013 season by attempting 353 passes without an interception.[28] Starting in all 13 games, he completed 245-of-386 passing attempts (63.5%) for 3,665 yards with 31 touchdowns and only four interceptions, while rushing for 715 yards (7.4 yards per carry) and nine touchdowns.[29]

Mariota suffered a partial tear of the MCL against UCLA on October 26 but continued to play the remainder of the season.[30] After Oregon's 8–0 start, Mariota was featured on the national cover of the November 4, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated[31] as the favorite to win the Heisman trophy before the No. 2 ranked Ducks fell to No. 6 Stanford on November 7.[32] Despite Oregon's 11–2 season record and top-ten ranking, Mariota's sophomore season was considered a letdown after the Ducks failed to reach a BCS bowl berth for the first time since the 2008 season.[33][34]

After a loss to Arizona on November 23, Oregon's first loss to an unranked opponent since 2008,[35] Mariota and the Ducks bounced back to beat rival Oregon State 36–35 in the Civil War. Mariota threw a touchdown pass to Josh Huff with 29 seconds remaining to give Oregon the come from behind victory over the Beavers.[36]

Mariota guided the Ducks to their third consecutive bowl victory, beating Texas 30–7 in the 2013 Alamo Bowl while being honored as the game's Offensive MVP after rushing for 133 yards on 15 carries and finishing with 386 total yards.[37] He finished the 2013 season with 4,380 yards of total offense, becoming the only player in Oregon history to eclipse 4,000 yards in a season.[38]

2014 season

Marcus Mariota v. South Dakota 2014
Mariota scrambling against South Dakota in 2014

Prior to the Alamo Bowl on December 30, 2013, Mariota announced his decision to bypass the NFL Draft and return for the 2014 season.[39] Considered by many to be a Heisman Trophy favorite entering the 2014 season, Mariota was named to watch lists for the Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, and Davey O'Brien Award. Prior to the start of the 2014 season, Mariota was considered one of the best prospects for the NFL Draft.

On December 11, 2014, at the annual College Football Awards show in Orlando, Florida, Mariota won the Davey O'Brien Award for the nation's best quarterback, and the Walter Camp and Maxwell Awards, both awarded to the nation's best football player.[40] The next day back in Eugene, Mariota graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor's degree in General Sciences, with an emphasis on human physiology, accomplishing one of his goals in returning to play after the 2013 season.[41]

On December 13, 2014, Mariota became the first Oregon Duck and Hawaii-born athlete to win the Heisman Trophy.[42] He had 788 out of 891 (88.4%) of the first place votes, and 90.9% of the total points.[43]

After a 12–1 regular season record,[44] the Ducks were selected to play in the 2015 Rose Bowl, a semi-final game in the College Football Playoff, against Florida State and Jameis Winston. Mariota was named the Offensive MVP in the 59–20 victory, after throwing for 338 yards with two passing touchdowns and rushing for 62 yards with one touchdown.[45] With the win, Oregon faced Ohio State in the National Championship and lost by a score of 42–20. Coming into this game, he was set to clinch the All-Time lowest interception record, until the final 27 seconds where the last pass of the game was intercepted by cornerback Eli Apple. The loss to the Buckeyes was Mariota's final collegiate game as he entered the 2015 NFL Draft a few days later.[46][47]

In 2016, Oregon unveiled their 30,000 square-foot Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Center.[48]

College statistics

Marcus Mariota Passing Rushing
Season Team GP W-L COMP ATT PCT YDS YDS/C TD INT RAT QBR ATT YDS YDS/A TD
2012 Oregon 13 12–1 230 336 68.52 2,677 11.6 32 6 163.22 86.22 106 7524 7.1 5
2013 Oregon 13 11–2 245 386 63.5 3,665 15.0 31 4 167.72 88.02 96 715 7.44 9
2014 Oregon 15 13–2 304 445 68.3 4,454 14.71 422 41 181.71 90.81 135 7704 5.74 154
Career Oregon 41 36–5 779 1,167 66.8 10,796 13.8 105 14 171.8 337 2,237 6.6 29

1 – NCAA Leader
2 – Pac-12 Leader
3 – NCAA Leader (QB)
4 – Pac-12 Leader (QB)

Awards and honors

2013.11.08 Trent Murphy Oregon Ducks at Stanford
Mariota (right) against Stanford

2012

  • Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year[49]
  • Pac-12 All-Conference 1st Team (Pac-12 Coaches,[50] ESPN.com, Phil Steele[51])
  • Pac-12 Academic All-Conference Honorable Mention[52]
  • Honorable Mention All-America (SI.com)[53]
  • Manning Award Finalist
  • Team's Most Outstanding Player (Skeie's Award)
  • Fiesta Bowl Offensive MVP (January 3, 2013)

2013

  • Pac-12 All-Conference 1st Team (Pac-12 Coaches,[50] Phil Steele[54])
  • Sports Illustrated Cover, Aug 19
  • Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (Pac-12 Coaches) Oct 7
  • Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week, Oct 13
  • Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (Pac-12 Coaches) Oct 14
  • Sports Illustrated Cover, Nov 4
  • Team's Most Outstanding Player (Skeie's Award)
  • Team's Most Inspirational Player (Wilford Gonyea Award)
  • Alamo Bowl Offensive MVP
  • CFPA Quarterback Trophy Winner[55]

2014

Marcus Mariota v. Colorado 2014
Mariota in the pocket against Colorado
  • Athlon Sports National Player of the Week[56] Sep 7
  • Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week[57] Sep 7
  • Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (Pac-12 Coaches)[58] Sep 8
  • Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week[59] Sep 9
  • Sports Illustrated Cover, Sep 22
  • Senior Bowl National Offensive Player of the Week[60] Oct 20
  • Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (Pac-12 Coaches)[61] Oct 27
  • Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week (Pac-12 Coaches)[62] Nov 3
  • Team's Most Outstanding Player (Skeie's Award)
  • Team's Most Inspirational Player (Wilford Gonyea Award)†
  • Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year (Pac-12 Coaches)
  • Pac-12 All-Conference 1st Team (Pac-12 Coaches)
  • Pac-12 Championship Game MVP
  • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
  • Polynesian College Football Player of the Year[63]
  • Davey O'Brien Award
  • Walter Camp Award
  • Walter Camp All-America Team
  • Maxwell Award
  • Heisman Trophy[64]
  • Associated Press Player of the Year[65]
  • Sports Illustrated Cover, Dec 29
  • Rose Bowl Offensive MVP (January 1, 2015)
  • Manning Award
  • Unanimous All-American

†Shared award

College records

Pac-12 Conference

  • Career total touchdowns, 135
  • Single season total offense, 5,224 yards (2014)
  • Single season total touchdowns, 58 (2014)
  • Freshman passing touchdowns, 32 (2012)
  • Passes attempted without an interception, 353 (20122013)

Oregon

  • Career total offensive yards, 13,089 yards
  • Career passing yards, 10,801
  • Career passing touchdowns, 105 TD
  • Single season passing yards, 4,454 yards (2014)
  • Single season passing touchdowns, 42 (2014)
  • Single game passing touchdowns, 6 TD (2012, at California)

Conference records are also school records; once a conference record is recorded, its corresponding school record is removed. For example, the record for single-season total touchdowns is only recorded in the conference section, but it is both a conference record and University of Oregon record.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft 3 34 in
(1.92 m)
222 lb
(101 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
9 78 in
(0.25 m)
4.52 s 1.57 s 2.62 s 4.11 s 6.87 s 36 in
(0.91 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
33[66]
All values from NFL Combine

2015 season: Rookie year

Marcus Mariota 2015
Mariota in 2015

Mariota was selected with the second overall pick in the first round by the Tennessee Titans in the 2015 NFL Draft behind Jameis Winston.[67][68] In May 2015, Mariota had the best-selling NFL jersey in the league, beating out Winston of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, who had the second and third highest selling jerseys, respectively. "It's surreal for me, it's such an honor," Mariota said. "For me it's one of those deals, looking back on it in the future, it's a crazy, crazy deal for sure."[69] Mariota and the Titans agreed to a contract on July 21, 2015. This made Mariota the last first-round pick to be signed and for the second straight year, the Titans were the last team to sign their first-round pick.[70] Mariota signed a four-year, $24,213,974 contract with the Tennessee Titans. This includes a $15,870,164 signing bonus, $24,213,974 guaranteed, with an average annual salary of $6,053,494.[71] Mariota made his professional debut on August 14, 2015 in the first preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons where he completed 7 out of 8 passes for 94 yards with an interception and a lost fumble returned for a touchdown.[72]

Mariota played his first career regular season game on September 13 against 2015's first overall draft pick Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On his first career pass attempt, Mariota completed a throw to wide receiver Kendall Wright, who took it 52 yards for the rookie quarterback's first NFL touchdown pass. Coincidentally, Winston threw his first career pass on the next drive, and it was intercepted by cornerback Coty Sensabaugh and returned 26 yards for a touchdown. Mariota finished the game having thrown only two incompletions for 209 yards and four touchdowns in a 42–14 victory.[73][74] In the game, Mariota also gained a perfect passer rating of 158.3, making him the first quarterback in NFL history to attain a perfect passer rating in his first career start. Mariota became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw four touchdown passes in the first half of his NFL debut.[75] He is also the youngest quarterback to reach the perfect passer rating (21 years, 318 days), surpassing Robert Griffin III. Because of this, Mariota was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 1.

In Week 2 against 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns, Mariota completed 21 of his 37 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns in the 28–14 loss.[76]

In Week 3, Mariota played his first regular season home game. Against the Indianapolis Colts, Mariota completed 27 out of 44 passes for 367 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the 35–33 loss.[77] Mariota became the youngest quarterback since the franchise moved to Tennessee to throw for over 300 yards in a game.[78] He shares an NFL record with Mark Rypien for touchdown passes in his first three games with eight.[79]

On November 8, Mariota picked up his second career win and his first fourth-quarter/overtime comeback in a 34–28 overtime win over the New Orleans Saints, a game in which he threw for a career-high 371 yards and four touchdowns.[80] He also became the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to have two games with four touchdowns and no interceptions and was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Saints.[81]

In Week 13, against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Mariota went 20-of-29, throwing for 268 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. He also ran for 112 yards on the day, including an 87-yard run for a touchdown. The Titans won the game by a score of 42–39.[82]

In Week 14, in the third quarter, running back Antonio Andrews threw a 41-yard passing touchdown to Mariota in the wildcat formation. Mariota became the first quarterback in franchise history to catch a touchdown reception. He also became the first NFL player since Walter Payton in the 1983 season to pass for a touchdown, rush for a touchdown and catch a touchdown pass of at least 40 yards.[83]

In Week 15, Mariota completed 3-of-6 passes for 32 yards against the New England Patriots before leaving the game in the second quarter with a knee injury.[84] The next day, it was revealed that Mariota was diagnosed with another MCL sprain, and the Titans announced that he would miss the remainder of the season. Zach Mettenberger played in his place to close out the season. In 12 games of his rookie year in 2015, Mariota had 2,818 passing yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. In addition, he rushed for 252 yards with two rushing touchdowns.[85]

2016 season

On November 13, 2016, Mariota threw for 4 touchdowns and 295 yards as the Titans beat the Green Bay Packers by a score of 47-25. For his performance against the Packers, he was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week. Additionally, he was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for November after passing for 1,124 yards with 11 touchdowns and just two interceptions for a 115.0 passer rating, in addition to rushing for 89 yards and a touchdown.[86] Unfortunately, Mariota fractured his right fibula in Week 16 in a 38–17 Christmas Eve loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.[87] He underwent surgery and was out for the final game of the season.[88][89][90] Without Mariota, the Titans finished 9–7 and missed out on the playoffs for the eighth consecutive year.[91]

Mariota finished the 2016 season with a career-high 3,426 passing yards with 26 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Additionally, he rushed for 2 touchdowns and a career-high 349 rushing yards.[92] He was also ranked 50th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017[93] and was named a Pro Bowl first alternate.[94]

2017 season

On September 10, 2017, against the Oakland Raiders in the season opener, Mariota recorded a rushing touchdown in the first quarter for the Titans' first points of the 2017 season. He finished the game 25-of-41 for 256 yards and totaled three rushes for 26 yards and a touchdown in the 26–16 defeat.[95]

During Week 4 against the Houston Texans, Mariota was limited to 96 passing yards and 39 rushing yards. He rushed for 2 touchdowns before leaving the 57–14 defeat with a hamstring injury.[96] He missed Week 5 against the Miami Dolphins, but he returned in Week 6 against the Indianapolis Colts and led the Titans to a 36–22 victory.[97] In Week 17, with a playoff berth on the line, Mariota and the Titans had to beat the AFC South Champion—the Jacksonvile Jaguars, in which they already beat in Week 2 by a score of 37–16. Mariota successfully completed that game to win 15–10, and to lock up the No. 5 seed in the playoffs after Baltimore lost to Cincinnati later that day. The win also locked up Tennessee's first postseason berth since 2008.[98]

Mariota finished the regular season with 3,232 passing yards, 13 passing touchdowns, 15 interceptions, 312 rushing yards, and 5 rushing touchdowns.[99]

Making his first postseason appearance in his career, Mariota and the Titans traveled to Kansas City to play the AFC West Champion—the Kansas City Chiefs, who they beat in 2016 off a game-winning field goal by placekicker and former Chief Ryan Succop. In the Wild Card Round, Mariota became only the second player in NFL history to catch his own pass for a touchdown after it was batted back to him by Darrelle Revis. Brad Johnson is the only other player to throw a touchdown pass to himself, although Mariota is the only quarterback to do so in the playoffs.[100] The Titans went on to win 22–21 after being down 21–3 at halftime for their first playoff win since 2004.[101] Mariota and Titans had their season end in the Divisional Round against the New England Patriots. In the 35–14 loss, Mariota threw for 254 yards and 2 touchdowns and ran for 37 yards, but he was sacked 8 times.[102]

2018 season

Marcus Mariota 2018 08-09
Mariota in 2018

On April 18, 2018, the Titans picked up the fifth-year option on Mariota's contract.[103] On September 9, 2018, against the Miami Dolphins in the season opener, Mariota was limited to 103 passing yards and 15 rushing yards before leaving the 27–20 defeat with an elbow injury.[104] He missed Week 2 against the Houston Texans due to his injury.[105] During Week 3 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Mariota came in to relieve Blaine Gabbert who suffered a concussion. Mariota completed 12 of 18 passes for 100 yards as the Titans won by a score of 9–6. Mariota returned to the starting lineup in Week 4 and completed 30 of 43 passes for 344 yards, two passing touchdowns, and an interception along with 46 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. In that game, he led the Titans back from a 14-point deficit and an eventual 26–23 overtime win over the Philadelphia Eagles, earning him AFC Offensive Player of the Week.[106] On October 14, 2018, Mariota was sacked 11 times against the Baltimore Ravens in a 21–0 loss.[107]. On November 5, 2018, Mariota made his second appearance on Monday Night Football and won against the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 28-14, throwing for 240 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 32 yards and a touchdown to improve to 2–0 as a starter on Monday Night Football.[108] On November 11, 2018, Mariota helped the Titans win against the New England Patriots 34–10, marking the first time the Titans beat the Patriots since 2002. He threw for 228 yards and two touchdowns. Additionally, he rushed for 21 yards and caught a pass for 21 yards.[109] In a 34-17 Week 12 loss to the Texans, Mariota completed his first 19 passes as well as throwing for 303 yards and two touchdowns. He finished the game completing 22-23 passes for a completion percentage of 95.7.[110] During Week 16 against the Washington Redskins, Mariota was limited to 110 passing yards and 7 rushing yards before leaving the eventual 25-16 victory with a stinger.[111] Without Mariota, the Titans finished 9–7 for the third consecutive year and missed out on the playoffs.[112]

Mariota finished the 2018 season with a career-low 11 touchdowns, 8 interceptions, and a career-low 2,528 passing yards. However, he rushed for a career-high 357 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns.[113]

NFL statistics

Regular season

Teams Passing Rushing
Season Team GP GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
2015 TEN 12 12 230 370 62.2 2,818 7.6 19 10 91.5 34 252 7.4 2
2016 TEN 15 15 276 451 61.2 3,426 7.6 26 9 95.6 60 349 5.8 2
2017 TEN 15 15 281 453 62.0 3,232 7.1 13 15 79.3 60 312 5.2 5
2018 TEN 14 13 228 331 68.9 2,528 7.6 11 8 92.3 64 357 5.6 2
Career 56 55 1,015 1,605 63.2 12,004 7.5 69 42 89.4 218 1,270 5.8 11

Postseason

Teams Passing Rushing
Season Team GP GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rate Att Yds Avg TD
2017 TEN 2 2 41 68 60.3 459 6.8 4 1 93.9 12 83 6.9 0
Career 2 2 41 68 60.3 459 6.8 4 1 93.9 12 83 6.9 0

NFL records

  • Most games with at least 3 touchdown passes by an NFL rookie – 4 (tied with Peyton Manning and Deshaun Watson)[114]
  • Most passing touchdowns by a rookie quarterback in one half: 4 (tied with Jameis Winston and Deshaun Watson) (September 13, 2015)[115]
  • First player in NFL history to pass for at least 250 yards with 3 touchdowns and rush for more than 100 yards in the same game[116]
  • Second rookie in NFL history to throw at least 4 touchdown passes in a season opener[117]
  • First quarterback in NFL history to record 6 total touchdown passes within the first two games of his career[118]
  • Most touchdown passes through the first 3 games of NFL career – 8 (tied with Mark Rypien)[119]
  • First player in the Super Bowl era with a perfect passer rating in first NFL start[120]
  • First player to have both a receiving and passing touchdown in a playoff game[121]
  • First player to throw a touchdown pass to himself in the playoffs[122]
  • Youngest quarterback to reach perfect passer rating: (21 years, 318 days) September 13, 2015[123]
  • Youngest player to throw for 4 touchdowns in a game: (21 years, 318 days) September 13, 2015 [115]
  • 16 games with at least two touchdown passes in his first two NFL seasons (tied with Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson)
  • First rookie to have two games with 4 touchdown passes and no interceptions[124]
  • First quarterback in NFL history to throw 4 touchdown passes in the first half of his NFL debut[125]

Titans franchise records

  • Most passing touchdowns in a season by a rookie: 19[126]
  • Most completions in a season by a rookie since moving to Tennessee: 230[127]
  • Most passing yards in a season by a rookie since moving to Tennessee: 2,818[128]
  • Most passing attempts in a season by a rookie since moving to Tennessee: 370[129]
  • Most rushing yards in a game by a quarterback: 112[130]
  • Longest run by a quarterback: 87 yards[131]
  • Youngest quarterback in franchise history to throw for over 300 yards in a game since moving to Tennessee: (21 years, 332 days) September 27, 2015[132]
  • First quarterback to catch a touchdown reception
  • First player to throw a touchdown pass to himself
  • First rookie to start at quarterback in Week 1[133]
  • Highest season completion percentage by a rookie (62.2)[134]
  • Highest single game completion percentage (95.7)
  • Most Completions (game, as a rookie): 28 (2015-11-08 @NOR) [135]
  • Most Passing Yards (game, as a rookie): 371 (2015-11-08 @NOR)[135]
  • Most Passing TDs (game, as a rookie): 4 (2015-09-13 @TAM and 2015-11-08 @NOR)[135]
  • Best Passer Rating (game, as a rookie): 158.3 (2015-09-13 @TAM)[135]
  • Most Yds/Pass Att (game, as a rookie): 13.93 (2015-09-13 @TAM)[135]

See also

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2012 Oregon Ducks football team

The 2012 Oregon Ducks football team represented the University of Oregon in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team played their home games at Autzen Stadium for the 46th straight year, and was coached by Chip Kelly in his fourth and final year at Oregon. They are a member of the Pac-12 Conference in the North Division.

For the fifth straight season, Oregon swept all of their regional rivals in the Pac-12: Oregon State, Washington, and Washington State.

2013 Fiesta Bowl

The 2013 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl was a postseason college football bowl game played on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Kansas State Wildcats, champions of the Big 12 Conference, played the Oregon Ducks, an at-large selection from the Pac-12 Conference. This was the only bowl game of the season to feature two top-10 ranked teams, other than the 2013 BCS National Championship Game.

The game started at 6:30 p.m. (MST) and aired on ESPN. Oregon won the game by a score of 35 points to 17 over Kansas State, making its second Fiesta Bowl title for the Ducks (first since 2001 in the 2002 Fiesta Bowl).

2013 Oregon Ducks football team

The 2013 Oregon Ducks football team represented the University of Oregon in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by first year head coach Mark Helfrich and played their home games at Autzen Stadium for the 47th consecutive year. They were a member of the Pac-12 Conference in the North Division.

2014 All-Pac-12 Conference football team

The 2014 All-Pac-12 Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Pac-12 Conference teams for the 2014 Pac-12 Conference football season. The Oregon Ducks won the conference, defeating the Arizona Wildcats 51 to 13 in the Pac-12 Championship game. Oregon was then the national runner-up, in the College Football Playoff semifinal beating the ACC champion Florida States Seminoles 59 to 20; then losing to the Big Ten champion Ohio State Buckeyes 42 to 20 in the national championship game. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy and was voted Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright III was voted Pat Tillman Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.

2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season

The 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season was the highest level of college football competition in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

The regular season began on August 27, 2014 and ended on December 13, 2014. The postseason concluded on January 12, 2015 with the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The 2014 season marked a major change to the postseason with the introduction of the College Football Playoff, a four-team knockout tournament to determine the national champion of Division I FBS. The College Football Playoff system replaced the Bowl Championship Series, which had been in use since 1998.

Ohio State beat Oregon to claim the first ever FBS (formerly Division I-A) national title awarded using a playoff system. Following the game, Ohio State was named the #1 team in the AP Poll and Coaches' Poll for the season, making the Buckeyes consensus national champions among the major polls.

2014 Oregon Ducks football team

The 2014 Oregon Ducks football team represented the University of Oregon in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by second-year head coach Mark Helfrich and played their home games at Autzen Stadium for the 48th straight year. They were a member of the Pac-12 Conference in the North Division.

The Oregon Ducks finished the season with 13–2 overall and 8–1 in Pac–12 play. The Ducks won the Pac-12 North Division for the second time since the division's creation in 2011, advancing to the Pac-12 Football Championship Game, where they defeated the Arizona Wildcats 51–13. The Ducks played in the inaugural College Football Playoff, netting a berth in the 2015 Rose Bowl semifinal game, where they defeated the Florida State Seminoles 59–20, advancing to the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship game facing the Ohio State Buckeyes. This was Oregon's second-ever national championship game appearance (their first was the 2011 BCS National Championship Game, in which they lost to Auburn). They were defeated in the National Championship by Ohio State by a score of 42–20. The Ducks finished the season as consensus national runners-up behind the national champion Buckeyes and ahead of Peach Bowl victors TCU.

2015 College Football Playoff National Championship

The 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship was a bowl game that determined a national champion of NCAA Division I FBS college football for the 2014 season, which took place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on January 12, 2015. It was the culminating game of the 2014–15 bowl season as the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship, replacing the BCS National Championship Game. The national title was contested through a four-team bracket system, the College Football Playoff, which replaced the previous Bowl Championship Series.The game was played between the winners of two designated semi-final bowl games played on January 1, 2015: the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes, who upset No. 1 Alabama 42–35 in the 2015 Sugar Bowl, and the No. 2 Oregon Ducks, who defeated previously unbeaten No. 3 Florida State 59–20 in the 2015 Rose Bowl. This was the first championship game since 2006 that did not feature at least one SEC team, and the teams' first meeting since the 2010 Rose Bowl, which the Buckeyes won 26–17.

The Ohio State Buckeyes won the game, 42–20, marking the first national championship awarded under the CFP system. Following the game, the AP Poll and Coaches' Poll also named Ohio State as their top team of the season, marking Ohio State's first national championship since 2002 and their 8th overall.

2015 Rose Bowl

The 2015 Rose Bowl (officially known as the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual) was a college football bowl game played on January 1, 2015, at the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California. This 101st Rose Bowl Game, as a semifinal for the College Football Playoff (CFP), matched the Oregon Ducks against the Florida State Seminoles as selected by the system's selection committee to compete for a spot at the National Championship game to be played on January 12, 2015 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It was one of the 2014–15 bowl games that concluded the 2014 FBS football season.

The game was televised on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and broadcast on ESPN Radio and XM Satellite Radio, with the kickoff time set for 5 p.m. ET (2 p.m. local time). The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association organized the game. The Northwestern Mutual financial services organization sponsored the game.

On the match day, the 126th edition of the annual Rose Parade took place at 8 am Pacific Time with a theme of Inspiring Stories.Oregon won the game, beating Florida State, the last undefeated team of the season, by the score of 59–20 and advanced to the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship Game, assuring that no team would finish the season with a perfect record.

Area code 808

The 808 telephone area code covers the inhabited, developed and uninhabited areas of the Hawaiian Islands out to Midway Island and Wake Island. 808 was issued as Hawaii's area code in 1957, not long before its statehood in August 1959.

Slightly over 1.3 million people live in Hawaii. Despite the state's rapid growth and the proliferation of cell phones (particularly in Honolulu and Oahu), a single area code is projected to be enough to serve the state until at least the third quarter of 2029.Marcus Mariota, quarterback for the Tennessee Titans football team and 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, had a special facemask honoring the 808 area code while playing with the University of Oregon.

Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award is given annually in the United States to the nation's outstanding senior or fourth-year quarterback in college football. Candidates are judged on accomplishments on the field as well as on their character, scholastic achievement, and leadership qualities. The award was established in 1987 and named after Johnny Unitas, who was nicknamed "The Golden Arm". Unitas played his college career at the University of Louisville and set many records in the National Football League while playing for the Baltimore Colts.

List of NFL quarterbacks who have posted a perfect passer rating

In the National Football League (NFL), the highest official passer rating that a quarterback can achieve is 158.3, which is called a "perfect passer rating". To qualify, during a single game a quarterback must attempt at least 10 passes, have zero interceptions, have a minimum completion percentage of a 77.5%, have a minimum of 11.88% of their passes score touchdowns, and have a minimum of 12.5 yards per attempt. The passer rating was developed in 1971.Applying the formula to pre and post-1971 quarterbacks, as of November 2018, there have been 60 different players, playing in 72 distinct games, who have achieved a perfect passer rating. Four of these games have occurred in the post-season. Seven quarterbacks have achieved the feat more than once: Ben Roethlisberger and Peyton Manning have four; Kurt Warner has three; and Craig Morton, Dave Krieg, Ken O'Brien, and Tom Brady have two.

Ben Roethlisberger is the only quarterback with multiple perfect ratings in a single regular season, when he achieved the feat twice in 2007. The San Francisco 49ers had two different quarterbacks achieve a perfect rating in the same season, with Steve Young (week 7) and Joe Montana (week 10) both earning perfect ratings. Peyton Manning had one perfect rating in the 2003 regular season and one in the post-season.

Drew Bledsoe, Robert Griffin III, and Marcus Mariota are the only quarterbacks to achieve a perfect passer rating in their rookie seasons, with Mariota being the only quarterback to post one in his NFL debut.

Five of these performances were in a losing cause, though Chad Pennington is the only quarterback to play from start to finish and earn both a loss and a perfect rating. Twelve quarterbacks have had a game where they earned a perfect 158.3 passer rating and also a game where they earned a 0.0 the lowest possible passer rating during their careers: Otto Graham, Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath, Terry Bradshaw, Len Dawson, Bob Griese, James Harris, Bob Lee, Craig Morton, Dan Fouts, Eli Manning, and Peyton Manning.

On 8 November 2018, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger became the most recent person to achieve a perfect passer rating.

List of Oregon Ducks football All-Americans

The Oregon Ducks college football team competes as part of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), and represents the University of Oregon in the North Division of the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12). All-America selections are individual player recognitions made after each season when numerous publications release lists of their ideal team. The NCAA recognizes five All-America lists: the Associated Press (AP), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Sporting News (SN), and the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF). In order for an honoree to earn a "consensus" selection, he must be selected as first team in three of the five lists recognized by the NCAA, and "unanimous" selections must be selected as first team in all five lists.Since the establishment of the team in 1894, Oregon has had 29 players honored a total of 34 times as First Team All-America for their performance on the field of play. Included in these selections are 8 consensus selections, 2 of which were unanimous selections earned by LaMichael James in the 2010 season and Marcus Mariota in the 2014 season in which he won the Heisman Trophy.

List of Oregon Ducks starting quarterbacks

These quarterbacks have started for the Oregon Ducks. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback.

List of Tennessee Titans first-round draft picks

The Tennessee Titans are a National Football League (NFL) franchise that began play as the Houston Oilers in 1960, a charter member of the American Football League. The Oilers relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in 1997, playing as the Tennessee Oilers before changing their name to the Tennessee Titans in 1999. The Titans' first draft selection was Billy Cannon, a halfback from Louisiana State University. The team's most recent first round selection was Marcus Mariota, a quarterback from the University of Oregon. The Titans have selected the number one overall pick in the draft twice. They have also selected the second overall pick thrice and the third overall pick six times. The team's five selections from the University of Texas are the most chosen by the Titans from one university.

Every year during April, each NFL franchise seeks to add new players to its roster through a collegiate draft known as "the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting", which is more commonly known as the NFL Draft. Teams are ranked in inverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, and the second worst picking second and so on. The two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.

The Titans drafted three consecutive future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees, Earl Campbell, Mike Munchak and Bruce Matthews in the first rounds of the 1978, 1982 and 1983 NFL Drafts respectively.

List of Tennessee Titans starting quarterbacks

These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the Titans.

Oregon Ducks football

The Oregon Ducks football program is a college football team for the University of Oregon, located in the U.S. state of Oregon. The team competes at the NCAA Division I level in the FBS and is a member of the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12). Known as the Ducks, the team was commonly called the Webfoots until the mid-1960s. The first football team was fielded in 1894. Oregon plays its home games at the 54,000 seat Autzen Stadium in Eugene; its main rivals are the Oregon State Beavers and the Washington Huskies. The Ducks and Beavers historically end each regular season with the Civil War rivalry game in late November.

Oregon Ducks football statistical leaders

The Oregon Ducks football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Oregon Ducks football program in various categories, including passing rushing receiving total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Ducks represent the University of Oregon in the NCAA's Pac-12 Conference.

Although Oregon began competing in intercollegiate football in 1894, the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun around 1940. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since 1940, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Ducks have played in a bowl game in 14 of the seasons since this decision, allowing players on recent teams an extra game to accumulate statistics. In fact, the Ducks played in 2 bowl games as part of the inaugural College Football Playoff after the 2014 season. Similarly, the Ducks have played in the Pac-12 Championship Game twice in the four years it has existed, giving players in 2011 and 2014 yet another chance to increase their stat totals.

Oregon has run a high-octane, up-tempo spread offense recently, causing the Ducks to shatter offensive records. The Ducks have had over 5,000 yards of total offense 17 times, all since 1997. The Ducks have broken the 6000-yard barrier eight times as a team, all since 2007. The Ducks eclipsed 7,000 yards in 2011 and 2013, and topped 8,000 yards in 2014.Career and single-season lists are updated through the end of the 2017 season.

Pac-12 Football Championship Game

The Pac-12 Football Championship Game is an annual college football game held by the Pac-12 Conference to determine the season's conference champion. The game pits the champion of the North Division against the champion of the South Division.The inaugural game was held during the 2011 season.Since 2014, the game has been played at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The first three editions were held at the home stadium of the division winner with the better conference record: Autzen Stadium in 2011, Stanford Stadium in 2012, and Sun Devil Stadium in 2013. The game is usually held on the first Friday following the conclusion of the regular season.

The winner of the game is awarded the Pac-12 Conference's automatic berth in the Rose Bowl Game, unless the team is selected to play in the College Football Playoff (CFP), or in seasons where the Rose Bowl hosts a CFP semifinal.

Television broadcast rights to the game are shared by Fox Sports and ESPN/ABC. ESPN Radio holds the radio rights.

Saint Louis School

Saint Louis School, located in the neighborhood of Kaimuki in Honolulu, Hawaii, is a historic Roman Catholic college preparatory school for boys. It was founded in 1846 to serve the needs of early Hawaiian Catholics in the former Kingdom of Hawaii. Located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, it is affiliated with the Society of Mary, a religious order of brothers and priests called the Marianists who also administer Chaminade University of Honolulu, formerly the college section of Saint Louis School. It is located near Sacred Hearts Academy, a girls' school founded by the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, and both schools hold joint programs such as cultural festivals and the JROTC.Notable alumni include NFL Quarterback and Heisman trophy winner Marcus Mariota, Major General Joseph Caravalho, Jr., Deputy Surgeon General and Deputy Commanding General (Support), United States Army Medical Command.

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